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Poetry

The City Lights Bookstore (credit: Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

Best Local Poets In San Francisco

Whether you’re a poetry lover or a newbie to poetry, you can get inspired by these five local poets and their work.

11/18/2013

Skylar Dorosin of Palo Alto created Project 2020 to teach swimming and water polo to underprivileged girls. (Diller Teen Awards)

Community Corner: Bay Area Teens Receive National Leadership Award

The Helen Diller Family Foundation presents ten young leaders in volunteerism nation-wide with the annual Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards and $36,000 each in recognition of their leadership, innovation and commitment to making the world a better place.

08/25/2013

City Lights

City Lights, SF’s Beat Generation Landmark, Marks 60th Anniversary

The San Francisco bookstore that helped launch the Beat Generation into the world spotlight is celebrating it’s 60th birthday this weekend.

06/20/2013

www.poetryflash.org

Best Poetry Events In The East Bay

Whether you seek the height of humanity or prefer to grovel whimsically in its mirthful depths, you can do so with poetry in the East Bay. Celebrate National Poetry Month with any of these great events.

CBS San Francisco–04/01/2013

President Barack Obama waves to supporters after his victory speech at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Controversial Poem By SFSU Student Calls Obama ‘Our Negro Saviour’

A controversial poem about President Barack Obama written by a San Francisco State University political science student entitled “Of Our Negro Saviour” has generated a controversial buzz on the Internet.

11/30/2012

Jefferson Award Winner Molly Raynor (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Helps Students Connect With Emotions Through Poetry

Some Richmond teenagers have a new way to express the stress in their lives thanks to this Jefferson Award winner, an English teacher who found the same thing worked for her in high school.

04/18/2012

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